BOARD APPOINTEES AND VACANCIES
Section 2-15-108, MCA, passed by the 1991 Legislature, directed that all appointing authorities of all appointive boards, commissions, committees, and councils of state government take positive action to attain gender balance and proportional representation of minority residents to the greatest extent possible.
One directive of 2-15-108, MCA, is that the Secretary of State publish monthly in the Montana Administrative Register a list of appointees and upcoming or current vacancies on those boards and councils.
In this issue, appointments effective in December 2009 appear. Vacancies scheduled to appear from February 1, 2010, through April 30, 2010, are listed, as are current vacancies due to resignations or other reasons. Individuals interested in serving on a board should refer to the bill that created the board for details about the number of members to be appointed and necessary qualifications.
Each month, the previous month's appointees are printed, and current and upcoming vacancies for the next three months are published.
Membership on boards and commissions changes constantly. The following lists are current as of January 1, 2010.
For the most up-to-date information of the status of membership, or for more detailed information on the qualifications and requirements to serve on a board, contact the appointing authority.
BOARD AND COUNCIL APPOINTEES FROM DECEMBER 2009
Appointee Appointed by Succeeds End Date/
Coal Board (Commerce)
Rep. Ralph L. Lenhart Governor Hassler Foley 12/9/2009
Qualifications (if required): having expertise in education
Rail Service Competition Council (Transportation)
Mr. John DeMichiei Governor reappointed 12/9/2009
Qualifications (if required): knowledge of transportation for coal industry
Mr. Jerry Jimison Governor Fogarty 12/9/2009
Qualifications (if required): knowledge of class I railroads
Mr. Doug Miller Governor reappointed 12/9/2009
Qualifications (if required): knowledge of transportation for mineral industry
Mr. Michael O'Hara Governor reappointed 12/9/2009
Fort Benton 1/1/2013
Qualifications (if required): farm commodity producer
State Workforce Investment Board (Labor and Industry)
Ms. Mary Moe Governor Eldredge 12/9/2009
Qualifications (if required): public sector representative (Higher Education)
Mr. Major Robinson Governor Gibbs‑Atkinson 12/9/2009
Qualifications (if required): private sector representative
Telecommunications Access Services for Persons with Disabilities (Public Health and Human Services)
Ms. Susan Kalarchik Governor Bruner‑Kober 12/7/2009
Qualifications (if required): audiologist